Cotroceni Palace

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  • Address: Bulevardul Geniului 1, Bucuresti, Romania, Bucharest
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  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +40-212211200
  • Ticket Price: 40 RON
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Tour, Historical Site, Palace, Family And Kids
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This is the official residence of the president of Romania and also the location of the the National Cotroceni Museum. The first building on the site was a monastery built in the seventeenth Century. Later the area became the favored location of the Royal Family. Carol I of Romania ordered a palace to be built on the site. Under communist rule the palace was known as a center to inculcate children into communist ideology. The Communist rule also saw much of the palace being renovated and much of its old interior decor was destroyed. The originals church is still standing. The only way to see the areas of the palace is by guided tour. The surrounding wooded areas are quite pretty.

Cotroceni Palace Travel Tips

  • There are two kinds of guided tours offered: extended and classic. Both tours cover the church, the first floor, and the second floor; but only the extended tour covers the cellar.
  • Bags and overcoats must be left at the Museum cloakroom. Bring ID.

Entrance Ticket Details For Cotroceni Palace

  • Extended tour (English, French, Italian): 40 (adults), 30 (students and seniors), 150 (families).
  • Classic (English, French, Italian): 35 (adults), 25 (students and seniors), 140 (families).
  • Various fees are applicable for photography.
  • The Romanian language guided tour is cheaper.

Cotroceni Palace Hours

Museum:

  • Tuesday to Sunday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.
  • Last entrance for museum is at 4:30 pm.

Cotroceni Church:

  • Wednesday to Saturday 9:30 am to 4 pm.
  • Sunday 9 am to 2 pm
  • The extended tour lasts 90 minutes which is 30 minutes longer than the classic tour.

How to Reach Cotroceni Palace

  • Metro: Polytechnic station
  • Bus: 105, 136, 139, 236, 336; 635 - Lion Square station;
  • Bus 105, 236, 336; 635 - Botanical Garden station;
  • Trolleybus: 61, 62, 71, 93 - stations Lion Square and Botanical Garden

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  • Cotroceni Palace Address: Bulevardul Geniului 1, Bucuresti, Romania, Bucharest
  • Cotroceni Palace Contact Number: +40-212211200
  • Cotroceni Palace Timing: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Cotroceni Palace Price: 40 RON
  • Best time to visit Cotroceni Palace(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cotroceni Palace: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 8.91% of people who visit Bucharest include Cotroceni Palace in their plan

  • 59.26% of people start their Cotroceni Palace visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cotroceni Palace

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cotroceni Palace

People normally club together Carol Park and AFI Palace Cotroceni while planning their visit to Cotroceni Palace.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Cotroceni Palace Reviews & Ratings

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  • One of the pearls in Bucharest. The former Royal palace, now presidential palace. Well kept, well worth your time. Make sure to take a guided tour.

  • An interesting piece of history. Definitely go there, to learn about the Romanian royalty. You'll have to schedule your visit in advance, though.

  • A great historical place which could be described as a must have to visit in Bucharest. Residence for Romanian kings and presidents.

  • great tour, amazing guide, fun, knowledgeble, totally woth the time and money

  • Good place to bizit and learn history of Romania Kings.

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